Abide Within Peaceful Beauty

Abide Within Peaceful Beauty …

abide within peaceful beauty
Abide within peaceful beauty …

We live in a world of war and hate,
where there is little regard for others
or for such things as respect and courtesy,
kindness and compassion, love and peace.

How absurd it must sound to those who destroy
when one says to love all living things,
to walk in the depths of nature and understand
what harmony and balance is,
to hold a child and sing lullabies,
to feel the satisfaction of watching gardens grow,
to hear the birds sing their joy,
to watch the sun rise with hopes for peace
and to watch the sunset with thanks for a good day.

Let us gather in spirit and abide within peaceful beauty,
in a world where only a few of the multitude go,
it is a world within the hearts and souls
of those who desire peace and love for all,
who reach out to others with words of inspiration
and hope for a better world.

Let us fight not for power and greed,
but for the glory of love and peace,
fight not with the sword, but with words from our pens,
and a sharing of thoughts,
let us make a better place for our children
and generations to come,
so they may know the way to walk in peace and harmony,
and to know love for all living things.

© 2019 Phyllis Doyle Burns

Note From Author

This verse was inspired by the poem What Would Happen … by R.J. Schwartz. Thank you, Ralph, for your words of inspiration.


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I have always liked to write. It is important to me that writing comes from my heart and soul. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. I began writing content online in 2007, starting with BellaOnline - A Voice For Women, where I was the Native American Editor, Folklore & Mythology Editor, and the Appalachian Editor. I also wrote articles for The Examiner, Daily Two Cents, and Yahoo. I am a freelance writer for Fiverr. I am currently an author on HubPages, a member/author of the Maven Coalition, and Senior Editor and an author for The Creative Exiles. Most of what I write takes a lot of research and I love it. Even if it is a fictional story, I will research for accuracy in whatever it takes to make my characters, their era, their location, etc. become realistic to the reader. I hope you enjoy my works. Thank you for visiting.

8 thoughts on “Abide Within Peaceful Beauty

  • March 10, 2019 at 1:20 PM

    I think so many people today have lost their way, fell too far off the path, forgot what it is like to be a person. This was a lovely walk to remind us the right path to walk. Thank you Phyllis. Lovely poem

    • March 10, 2019 at 5:41 PM

      Paul, thank you so much for such an uplifting comment – makes my spirit soar. Yes, I agree with you – too many have fallen by the wayside. Let’s pray more and more peope find their way back. Take care dear friend.

  • March 17, 2019 at 12:37 PM

    It’s a beautifully penned verse singing of peace and harmony. I wish peace and love prevailed in the world and pen proved mightier than gun.


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